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Guest research: South African Hedge Fund regulation

Originally posted on School of Economics:
Our Research posts are about the latest academic research and this week we have a guest post: SOUTH AFRICAN HEDGE FUND REGULATION – THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND SOME CONTROVERSIAL VIEWS by Francois van Dyk (Unisa) Francois van Dyk It seems as though South Africa is aiming to become…

Are Hedge Funds Ever Expensive?

Originally posted on In Pursuit of Value:
Yesterday I sat through presentations at a conference on alternatives sponsored by Investment News. The participants were largely financial advisers looking for alternative sources of investment income for their clients’ portfolios given the poor prospects in fixed income currently. This is everybody’s problem and I certainly can sympathize since…

Where Has All The Money for Hedge Funds Gone?

Originally posted on Articles & Blog:
My friends at eVestment Alliance have sent me this brief synopsis which I thought some of you would find of interest. EAFE Small Cap Value was the most searched universe for September 2012. EAFE Small Cap Value recorded eleven consecutive quarters of net institutional inflows beginning in 3Q 2009.…

Hedge Fund Fees May Be Even Higher Than I Thought

Originally posted on In Pursuit of Value:
The entire eastern seaboard of the United States is waiting tentatively for Hurricane Sandy’s arrival. Our patio furniture has been safely stored indoors. Batteries and candles are well supplied in anticipation of the inevitable power loss, and with preparations done we wait for the slowly arriving worst storm…

“What Is” The JOBS Act?

Originally posted on The Bull Run:
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, signed into law by President Obama on April 2012, is intended to encourage the growth of small businesses and start-ups by helping with funding and easing federal regulations in order to increase the national employment rate. A fundamental provision of the JOBS…

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